One thing that I cherish from being a fishing guide is the wealth of new knowledge we could exchange whether it is a new word or fishing techniques. For this particular day, the word was "eski" which I later found out was what Australians calls a cooler or ice box or ice chest. My two clients this day is the father and son tandem of Danny and Phillip.
It didn't start out too good with pouring rain greeting us early in the morning while we were fifteen minutes away from reaching Palm Tree Lagoon. As we approach Palm Tree Lagoon, rain shows no sign of stopping with the staff at the lake taunting me about my ability to bring the rain with me every time i visit the lake.
As we began to set up and prepared ourselves for a fun filled day of fishing in the mud, the rain suddenly stops. There was no time to waste and my helper quickly casted the predator rod into the weeds by the bank. Even before I was able to equip myself with a camera, line starts peeling out of the reel and its fish on! Barely five minutes upon arrival, we hooked our first fish! Danny was responsible for playing this first catch and it was the host of the lake that always are the ones to welcome anglers to the lake, the Amazon Redtail Catfish.
Danny was already on the board with his beautiful Amazon Redtail Catfish but Phillip was about to get even with an Amazon Redtail Catfish of his own. We didn't have to wait long for Danny's drag to start screaming out of the reel which was heard from across the lake. Danny picked up the rod and set the hook with all his might with no signs that the fish would give up easily. Judging from the long hard runs and the bent of the rod, it can be nothing else but the Giant Siamese Carp.